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Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics feel like they have what it takes to knock off the Eastern Conference’s favored, Miami Heat, in their upcoming seven-game series, slated to kick-off on Memorial Day.
The Celtics just endured a grueling seven games against the 8th seeded Philadelphia 76ers and were given just about as much as they could stand. The younger, more athletic Sixers came to play and nearly edged off the one-time champion Celtics for what would have been Philly’s second upset in a row in these 2012 NBA Playoffs.
The Celtics weathered the resilient Sixers’ storm with the re-emergence of Kevin Garnett, who notched five double-doubles and the fantastic play of Rajon Rondo, who managed two triple-doubles in this series.
Rondo has been playing terrific ball. I’ve seen plenty of analysts and fans coming to the defense of the six-year guard out of Kentucky, dubbing him the NBA’s best current point guard.
Rondo had this to say about the upcoming series against the Heat.
“We feel we can beat Miami. Obviously, we got to this point. There’s no doubt in our mind we can.
We got to go down there and take care of business.”
The Celtics came in as 10/1 odds to win the Championship, while the Miami Heat were 6/5 odds.
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Boston Celtics (8-5, 0-0) at Miami Heat (8-3, 0-0)
Monday, May 28
8:30 PM ET
Playoff Game #14 Road Game #7
TV: ESPN, TSN
Radio: WEEI, 790 AM, ESPN Radio
American Airlines Arena Referees: Ed Malloy, Dan Crawford, Jason Phillips
The Celtics finally have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. There were times against the Sixers when it seemed like they might...